A transcript is an official copy of a student's academic record. It includes all courses successfully and unsuccessfully completed.

You need an official transcript to provide evidence of your academic progress for other institutions or employers.

Students with an active Ball State email account can view an unofficial transcript through Self-Service Banner (SSB) to help plan your registration of classes, see courses that you have taken, or view pending grades and degrees.

Former students and alumni may request copies of their transcript via the National Student Clearinghouse secure order site. You can order in one convenient online session and by using any major credit card.

Upon making a request, users must digitally sign a consent form as part of the process or download and return a copy to the National Student Clearinghouse via fax or email. Once the form is completed, students will be able to track the progress of their order via real-time email updates or through the National Student Clearinghouse website.

Fees

  • $12 for each transcript copy sent via regular postal mail 
  • $12 for each transcript copy picked up at the registrar's office in the basement of Lucina Hall
  • $12 for an electronic transcript (PDF), plus a $1.75 National Student Clearinghouse processing fee 
  • overnight delivery available for $50 in addition to the $12 for each transcript copy
Still have questions? Please see our FAQs.

Current students have multiple options for obtaining official copies of their transcripts. If you can't find the information you need below, please see our FAQs.

Mail and Pickup Requests

If you would like to receive your transcript through the mail or by picking it up in person, follow these steps:
  1. Go to my.bsu.
  2. Select “Self-Service Banner (SSB).”
  3. Select “Student.”
  4. Select “Student Records.”
  5. Select “Request Printed Transcript.”
For in-person pickups, visit the “Transcript” window of the registrar's office in the basement of Lucina Hall, Room B-43. There are no fees for current students to pick up transcripts in person or receive them through the mail.

Electronic Transcript

Current students wishing to order an electronic transcript must do so through the National Student Clearinghouse secure transcript order site. You must pay $12 for an electronic transcript (PDF), plus a $1.75 National Student Clearinghouse processing fee.

Overnight Delivery

Overnight delivery of paper transcripts is available for $50.

 

If you attend another university, you will want to learn if the credits will transfer to Ball State. You need to have an official college transcript sent to Ball State to determine whether your prior institution credits will transfer to Ball State.

For undergraduate transfer information (including applications), please review the undergraduate admissions or graduate school, depending on what type of credit will be evaluated.

For students who were academically dismissed from Ball State and wish to return, please complete the Special Undergraduate Application Request online.

If you have attended another institution in your time away from Ball State, you must obtain an official transcript from the transfer institution and send the transcript to the registrar's office. Once received, a committee will review the transcript and reinstatement application before making a final decision.

Ball State University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and degree verifications. A degree verification is a way in which you can confirm your degree with an employer, as well as verify attendance dates.

The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:

Web:  enrollmentverify.org or degreeverify.org

Mail:  National Student Clearinghouse
         13454 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 30
         Herndon, VA 20171